Ézaro Viewpoint

Ézaro Viewpoint

Located 1.5 km to the NE of the village of O Ézaro. It is at 260m above sea level and from here you have wonderful views of the granite bulk of Monte Pindo - known as the Celtic Mount Olympus of the Costa da Morte, the deep valley carved out by Río Xallas - also known as Río Ézaro - and the river mouth, the silhouette of Cabo Fisterra, crowned by its lighthouse, the Lobeiras Islands in front, the villages of O Pindo and O Ézaro, and the Santa Uxía reservoir.

On the 30th August, 2012, the mirador at O Ézaro was the finish of the 12th stage of the Vuelta a España bike race. The event was a real turning point for this mecca of the sport and for tourism in the Dumbría region. O Ézaro has become part of cycling history. The climb is only a cat. 3 but it has a lung-bursting finish. It is only 2 km but reaches up to 30% inclines. A harsh challenge which was won by Spanish cyclist Joaquim Rodríguez, AKA “Purito”.

The following year, O Ézaro was included on the tour itinerary once more with the mirador being part of the stage that ended at Cabo Fisterra. As a result, and to answer the demands of cycling fans, the Desafío del Atlántico (The Atlantic Challenge) was set up. Nowadays the race is known as Gran Fondo Ézaro. The Gran Fondo Ézaro took place on 4th July, 2015 and riders included Miguel Induráin, Claudio Chiappucci, Álvaro Pino, Oscar Pereiro, Gustavo César Veloso, Pedro Nimo, Marcos Pereiro, Ezequiel Mosquera, etc., plus huge numbers of amateur riders.

 * Due to the extreme steepness of the road from the falls up to the viewpoint (up to 30%), buses and camper vans are prohibited.